Skimmer micro bubbles while treating with chemiclean

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Hi!
So I just started treating my tank with chemiclean to get rid of some cyno. Since I started, my entire tank is completely filled with micro bubbles coming off the lower side of the skimmer. Is this normal or is my skimmer acting weird? I know it's good for the aeration but I wonder if it's too much .
Video of the amount of bubbles (hope you can see something ) -


The bubbles are coming out of this side -
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Very common for the skimmer to act up during chemiclean. Even mentions it in the directions. I hope you added airstones like the directions mentioned. When I ran it, I had to turn down the skimmer and I also removed the collection cup. Still produced a ton of foam.


After my treatment time was over and I did the suggested water change, I put the collection cup back on and removed anything it collected, replenishing the tank with fresh saltwater. Then i slowly increased the skimming rate over the next few days until it was back to normal.
 
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Very common for the skimmer to act up during chemiclean. Even mentions it in the directions. I hope you added airstones like the directions mentioned. When I ran it, I had to turn down the skimmer and I also removed the collection cup. Still produced a ton of foam.


After my treatment time was over and I did the suggested water change, I put the collection cup back on and removed anything it collected, replenishing the tank with fresh saltwater. Then i slowly increased the skimming rate over the next few days until it was back to normal.
Thank you for the fast reply!
I did add an air stone and removed the collection cup. So I should just accept the micro bubbles for now? The skimmer is foaming like crazy it's just weird to me that the micro bubbles are coming from the wrong end
 

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I am doing my 2nd round of Chemiclean right now. I remove the cup from my skimmer and let it foam over. I get micro bubbles as well but on my first treatment they went away once the skimmer settled back in. I wouldn't worry about it IMO unless things don't go back to normal ~1 week after you stop the treatment.
 
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